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News out of Alaska this morning (yes..Alaska) is that NBA hopeful Damen Bell-Holter will be in Boston for this summer’s camp. And like some of this year’s other camp invites, he has quite an interesting background. I cannot help but root for this guy.
On his personal blog, “Humble Experience“, Bell-Holter says this about growing-up in tiny Hydaburg, Alaska-population 350 and a town ripe with alcoholism and drug addiction:
While I was growing up, I saw people constantly drunk, wives being beat, my parents getting into physical disputes because of alcohol and kids getting drunk and high at the young ages of 12. I saw some of my best friends doing drugs and drinking at young ages. I saw lives taken because of suicide and drunk driving. I slowly grew away from these types of behaviors and focused on basketball. I was alwa...